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Publications of the Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature 7

Singers and Tales in the Twenty-First Century

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ISBN 9780674278547

Publication Date: 03/21/2023


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  • Introduction
  • I. Formula and Theme
    • Menelaos in the Odyssey: Introducing the “Doubled Pattern” [Minna Skafte Jensen]
    • The Trojan Formulaic Theater [Françoise Létoublon]
    • Composition in Performance, Arab-style [Dwight Reynolds]
  • II. Comparative Approaches
    • Spiritual Kinship, Incest, and Traditional Weddings: Honor, Shame, and Cultural Boundaries in Romanian Marriage Songs [Margaret Beissinger]
    • Visuality in Bosniac and Homeric Epic [Anna Bonifazi and David F. Elmer]
    • Heroes and Their Snakes [Joseph Falaky Nagy]
    • Common Grief: Weeping Over Hector and Rāma [Nikolay P. Grintser]
  • III. Multiformity
    • The Homer Multitext and the System of Homeric Epic [Casey Dué and Mary Ebbott]
    • The Field of Song and the Four-Legged Horse: On the Dialogue of Genres in Kalevala-Meter Poetry [Lotte Tarkka]
    • The Many Deaths of Mustaj Beg of Lika [Mirsad Kunić]
    • Oral Epic in Stolac: Collective Tradition and Individual Art [†John Miles Foley]
  • IV. Orality and Textuality
    • The Written Text as a Metaphor for the Integrity of Oral Composition in Classical Persian Traditions and Beyond [Olga Davidson]
    • The Oral Background of the Eddas and Sagas [Gísli Sigurðsson]
    • Magicians and Captive Maidens: Oral Sources and the Croatian Renaissance Drama [Aida Vidan]
  • V. Performance and Context
    • Performances, Texts, and Contexts: Olaus Sirma, Johan Turi, and the Dilemma of Reifying a Context-Dependent Oral Tradition [Thomas A. DuBois]
    • The Poetics of Immanence in the American Mountain Märchen [Carl Lindahl]
    • Indigenized Applications of the Oral-Formulaic Theory in China [Gejin Chao]
    • The Parry–Lord Legacies and Institutionalized Approaches to Living Oral Traditions: IEL as a Case [Qubumo Bamo]
  • VI. Audible Archives
    • The Singing of Tales: The Role of Music in the Performance of Oral Epics in Turkey and Central Asia [Karl Reichl]
    • From the Archive to the Field: New Research on Albanian Epic Songs [Zymer U. Neziri and Nicola Scaldaferri]
    • Tracking the South Slavic Epic Register [Ronelle Alexander]
    • There Are No Oral Media? Multisensory Perceptions of South Slavic Epic Poetry [Peter McMurray]

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